Police will wait for talks between Sun Peaks protesters and native leaders
to conclude before attempting to enforce an injunction ordering them from
The New York Model: Indymedia and the Text Message Jihad
by Jeremy Scahill
NEW YORK--The guerrilla musicians from the Infernal Noise Brigade were tuning
their instruments, preparing to lead an unannounced, unpermitted march from
Union Square to Madison Square Garden. Independent journalists from the
Indymedia Center were putting fresh cassettes in their video cameras. An
activist was instructing people to line up two-by-two in a straight line
because "that way the police don't have a legal right to stop us when we
march." The cops were mulling about waiting for whatever would come.
"There are some people who actually think it's okay to mollycoddle with regard to drugs. I don't buy that," (BC Liberal Solicitor-General Rich) Coleman said. "I don't know whether the city councillors or people in Vancouver are not going down to the downtown east side and seeing the impact of these types of things on people in that community, but the fact of the matter is that if someone is breaking the law, my expectation is that the law will be enforced."
Recreational fishing is taking a heavier toll on some threatened marine fish in US waters than commercial fishing, say researchers who analysed 22 years of government catch records.
by Jeff Hecht & Gaia Vince
Yesterday, September 7, 2004 late afternoon and early evening I had the
opportunity to sit with some Secwepemc and white supporters at the
Skwelkwek'welt Protection Center as they talked about what has been
happening as they wait for their impending doom to sooner or later be
arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Less-than-lethal weapons can be used interchangeably by either police or military forces, and will become increasingly useful in the context of urban warfare and the presence of large numbers of non-combatant civilians. The technology is "media-friendly", leaving little in the way of visible damage or destruction.
One thousand times now, as George W. Bush and his entourage smirked and plotted and slapped each other on the back, those left to live have been flayed with grief then set adrift in the void of their own loss to seek some trifling scrap of consolation. Why?
It's so the oxygen thieves who run the US Empire can chase after their grandiose delusions in drawing rooms, surrounded by an army of servants attending to their every whim, and so the class they represent can continue to accumulate money. That's why a thousand ripped up bodies have been shipped home--boxed and draped in bright new flags to sanitize the obscenity.
These pampered fucking sociopaths have no conception of the anguish of ordinary people, of how inconsolable is this loss.
SevenOaks | September 7 , 2004 |
The specifics regarding the deregulation of child labour in British Columbia are absolutely breathtaking in their nefariousness and regressive gall; Children as young as twelve are now permitted to work 20 hours every school-week (35 hours in weeks without school); they require the permission of only one parent to do so; they may work at any time during the day, including graveyard shifts...
SevenOaks | September 7 , 2004 |
In her July 15 speech to the B.C. Coalition of Businesses, New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Carole James has provided us with an unvarnished vision of what we can expect if the NDP takes government next May.
James proposes that governments in general, both Liberal and NDP, have failed to focus on the concerns of business in a useful manner.
Stacey, then 36, was helping to defend an invasion of Kateri Island by the Canadian Army during the Crisis of 1990. When he saw a soldier hit a 12-year-old Mohawk girl in the face with his gun, Stacey sprung into action.
Dr Ilan Pappe is one of Israel's most prominent "new historians". In May 2002, Pappe was threatened with expulsion from his university, the University of Haifa, for supporting a Jewish graduate student whose dissertation documented an massacre of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers. The expulsion proceedings were suspended due to a protest by international academics. Green Left Weekly's Nick Everett spoke with Pappe during his recent visit to Australia.
By Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondent
A group of rabbis, heads of yeshivas from the West Bank and the rabbinical council of Yesha (West Bank and Gaza settlements) have issued a public call to the government to toughen its fighting policies in the territories even at the cost of civilian lives
Georgia Straight | 2 September 2004 | By Charlie Smith
Last July, a compulsive gambler named Garry Johns chose an unusual
venue--Vancouver City Hall--to talk about his sickness. When it was his turn
to speak at a public hearing on slot machines, the stocky retired warehouse
worker started on an upbeat note, emphasizing the "pro-social" side of his
personality... But his voice quivered slightly
when he started talking about his antisocial side: his gambling addiction
and its devastating impact on innocent people.
"The interim Iraqi government and the US occupation authorities adopt a zero tolerance with media outlets seeking either to expose their deadly raids into Iraqi towns or revealing....resistance attacks and the real number of US casualties," (said) Munzir Al-Rawi, a political analyst....."
"The Greatest Thing on Earth"
2005 marks the centennial of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW.) The "Wobblies" were the most radical, anti-racist, internationalist labor organization imaginable and lead many spectacular strikes and free speech fights, successfully (for a while) organized immigrant workers, African-Americans and created a fabulous culture with great songs and slogans, especially noted for their satire.